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Ingredient Spotlight: Tarragon

Tarragon is quickly becoming one of my favorite herbs to cook with!  It’s the perfect compliment to egg and cheese dishes, as well as soups and poultry.  The most common … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · 13 Comments

Ingredient Spotlight: Zucchini

Zucchini is one of my favorite vegetables.  So delicious and there are so many wonderful ways to prepare it.  Depending on the part of the world you are in, these … Continue reading

May 14, 2013 · 19 Comments

Ingredient Spotlight: Cilantro

Cilantro is Coriander.  Coriander is Cilantro.  That being said — the flavors are very different and cannot be substituted for each other.  Cilantro refers to the leaves of the plant … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 · 14 Comments

Ingredient Spotlight: Cremini Mushrooms

Cremini mushrooms are also know as ‘Baby Bella’ or ‘Baby Portobella’ mushrooms.  They are a more mature version of the typical white button mushroom (which is why they are darker, … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · 13 Comments

Ingredient Spotlight: White Truffle Oil

“Truffles are the elite of fungi and the white truffle is considered by all to be the best.” (The World Encyclopedia of Cooking Ingredients) Truffles are part of the fungi … Continue reading

April 18, 2013 · 20 Comments

Ingredient Spotlight: Roma Tomatoes

Roma Tomatoes are part of the Plum Tomato family.  They have a firm, thick flesh and very few seeds compared to other tomato varieties.  This is the most common tomato … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · 19 Comments

Ingredient Spotlight: Carrots

You can’t have an Easter week without talking about carrots — what else will the Easter bunny eat?? 🙂 Carrots are a great and versatile root vegetable that finds a … Continue reading

March 26, 2013 · 11 Comments

Ingredient Spotlight: Cinnamon

Cinnamon is an amazing spice.  Why?  Because it is perfect in both sweet AND savory dishes! Sometimes, though, what we think of as Cinnamon is really Cassia.  This at least … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · 18 Comments

Ingredient Spotlight: Lemons

After so many great recipes and table decorating came from our Citrus-Themed Potluck last month, I thought it would be great to feature lemons in our Ingredient Spotlight! Lemons are … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · 21 Comments

Ingredient Spotlight — Shallots

In a new series called ‘Ingredient Spotlight’, I will highlight a different ingredient each week and provide recipe suggestions as well.  For my first post in the series, I thought … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · 19 Comments